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Ghostwriting Business Diploma Course

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This course walks you through each step in the process of becoming a successful ghostwriter. You'll learn all about the role, how to do the job (including editing and revising your work), the skills needed, types of work, where to find jobs, manage clients, researching effectively, understand copyright and more.

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What Will You Learn?

From this course, you will gain a greater understanding of what ghostwriting is and, just as importantly, what it is not, along with finding out about the different types of ghostwriting.

To be a good ghostwriter you don't necessarily need to have a related degree. The Ghostwriting Business Diploma Course explores education options and provides tips and suggestions on how you can start and improve your writing. It also highlights essential skills required to be successful in this field.

There are more job opportunities for ghostwriters than you may think. This course outlines these options - covering everything from in-house and agency work, to freelancing. Should you wish to strike out on your own, the course also provides information on different business structures in the UK.

Getting your first few clients as a ghostwriter is probably the hardest part of the job. However, with the tips and tricks provided in this course, it is entirely possible - even easy. You'll learn about using online job boards to find work, how having a niche or specialism can help you, and how to showcase your writing and gain referrals. Also covered are Ghostwriter Agreements and Non-Disclosure Agreements.

The range of writing you can undertake as a ghostwriter is vast. This course will guide you through the various types, along with how to break projects down and set timelines. You will also find out everything you need to know about billing a client, tips and suggestions on how to work virtually, and how to deal with difficult clients.

The Ghostwriting Business Diploma Course covers how to research effectively. You'll learn how to conduct interviews for primary information, find reliable sources, verify information and evaluate an online source's credibility. You will also gain a better understanding of plagiarism.

As a ghostwriter, you will need to adapt your voice to your client’s needs. Through studying this course you will discover how to understand, research and target your audience, adapting your writing to fit their expectations.

To protect yourself and sell your work, it's important that you understand copyright protection. The Ghostwriting Business Diploma Course covers how this functions in the UK and other countries. You'll learn how to protect your writing, register it, and reserve or release your copyrights. You will also learn about public domain and CC0 materials.

To ensure professionalism, your work must be clear, correct, and compelling. This course teaches you how to review your project - focusing on finding spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors, and checking for typos and word usage errors. You'll also learn about subediting or copyediting and how to revise your material to increase its impact.

As a ghostwriter, you may find yourself working on a book or manuscript. From the Ghostwriting Business Course, you will learn about the various parts of a book and the sequence they should appear in, and how to finalise your work. You'll also discover what your options are when publishing to ebook formats.

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Types of Ghostwriting
  • Part 2: Co-Authoring
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Education & Background
  • Part 2: Write, Rewrite and Write Again
  • Part 3: Skills Ghostwriters Need
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Options Available
  • Part 2: Business Structures
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Freelancing via Job Boards
  • Part 2: Showcasing Your Writing
  • Part 3: Ghostwriter Agreements
  • Part 4: Sample Ghostwriter Agreement
  • Part 5: Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Types of Writing
  • Part 2: Timelines, Milestones and Payment
  • Part 3: Difficult Clients
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Research & Pre-Writing
  • Part 2: Interviews
  • Part 3: Plagiarism, Citing and Plagiarism Checkers
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Why it’s Ghost Writing
  • Part 2: Style, Structure & Pizazz
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Copyright
  • Part 2: Registering Copyrights
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Proofreading
  • Part 2: Revising
  • Part 3: Review your Headlines
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Parts of a Book
  • Part 2: Publishing Choices
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The primary purpose of this course is to provide all the information you need to become a successful ghostwriter, including how to set up a business selling your services. However, much of the course is relevant to non-ghostwriters who wish to improve their writing and learn about important aspects of creating and selling written work.

Accreditations

The Ghostwriting Business Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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